Pool and Gym Refurbishment
Brunswick Baths, which attracts over 490,000 attendances per year, was reaching capacity. In order to increase its programming, refurbishment works were undertaken to both the indoor aquatic and gymnasium facilities.
The indoor program pool depth was reprofiled to create a shallower and more consistent gradient to allow for increased programming opportunities including water aerobics. This involved filling the deep end of the pool and undertaking works on retrofitting the pool hydraulics and filtration lines into the pool shell.
In addition, repairs were undertaken on the adjacent water play pool and equipment, as it shares the program pool’s filtration system, and the external pool hall concourse also underwent maintenance works.
With the main gymnasium due for upgrade works and new equipment, the refurbishment of additional spaces was undertaken to create a new group fitness room and wellness studio. The fitouts included refurbishment of all floor surfaces and wall finishes, and new signage, electrical infrastructure, lighting, security systems, AV and gym equipment were also installed.
Root Partnerships provided project management services through the project lifecycle including design management, preparing documentation for the tender process, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover stages of the projects.
The project timeline was dictated by the Leisure Centre’s peak summer period with a strict deadline for the completion of the works. The new pool profile and gym works were delivered on budget, and four weeks ahead of program.
Due to the increased functionality of the refurbished spaces there has been an influx of new memberships which has allowed Brunswick Baths to commence 24-hour membership access to the new gym. This was outlined in the original brief as a future proofing opportunity.
Brunswick Baths remained open and operational throughout with construction works successfully timed and staged in a way to facilitate safe access to the outdoor pools and existing gym for staff and patrons whilst the refurbishment works – completed ahead of program – were undertaken.